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An Explanation of Talismans & Amulets

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How Talismans are Made.

The word talisman comes from the Arabic word, tilsam that itself comes from the Greek word telos, which means to consecrate or to initiate into the mysteries.

A talisman can be defined as,
"An object that has apparently magical or miraculous effects and that can avert misfortune and bring good fortune when acquired".

Amulet, is essentially another name for talisman. The word 'Amulet', finds its origins in the Latin word amuletum meaning,
"A lucky charm that has magical inscriptions and which has been consecrated through incantation".


Both talismans and amulets require consecration, that is they are enegised or activated through some form of spiritual ceremony, usually involving incantation, or some form of chanting, prayer or sacred spoken word. Hence, there is no significant difference between amulets and talismans and it is only the manner in which they are believed to have been created that would lead to one term being preferred over the other. In common conversational parlance, an object that brings protection is often referred to as an amulet, whereas 'Talisman' is used in reference to an object that brings good luck. However, ancient talismans do not follow such a clear distinction in classification. A common misconception is that such objects have to be kept in physical contact and be worn as pendants or lockets. This is not the case, they may be worn as talisman pendants or may be installed at a fixed location from where they positively influence the lives of those who have acquired them.

What is a Yantra Talisman?

Astrology teaches us how to create horoscopes and use the positions of celestial bodies, to understand and interpret Human existence on Earth. Of course, to believe, or not believe in astrology is the prerogative of every thinking individual and just as in the case of other disciplines, in astrology too, there are those practitioners who are proficient in their area of expertise and those that need to hone their skills.

Science and astrology are based on two diametrically opposite points of view. Everyday, modern science makes new discoveries about the Cosmos, while the knowledge that gives us (Vedic) astrology is based on the ancient belief that, all that exists has already been discovered and that this knowledge is contained in the ancient scriptures.

However, the correlation between astrological predictions and real life events is what makes the existence of astrology undeniable, but this knowledge is not limited to making astrological predictions alone, it also teaches us how to transform bad situations to our advantage and how to take the most advantage of good times.

The ancient Hindu scriptures contain techniques for remedying unfavourable astrological conditions, some of the better known methods are through the use of gemstones and Mantras (chants). 'Yantras' or Vedic Talismans are very powerful and effective remedial tools, although perhaps they are not as well known outside Vedic circles as the other mentioned techniques. 'Vedic Talismans' come from the ancient Hindu scriptures, the Vedas and Upnishads. The literal meaning of Yantra is 'Device', but it is unlike any manmade device, as it's working is in complete harmony with nature. It is believed that a Yantra possesses infinite power, that it's results are miraculous and that it can not only remove problems, but also realise wishes.

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What are Talismans/Amulets Made Up Of?

Yantra talismans and amulets are made up from Vedic symbols, comprising of straight lines, squares, rectangles, triangles and circles. These symbols are so precise in design, that even the angles employed are determined to the last degree. Some talismans may also comprise of numbers and letters of the 'Dev Nagari' script. These symbols represent the five basic elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, Air, Water and Ether. Each element is associated with certain properties. For example Earth denotes among other things stability, patience, material happiness and success. While Wind represents dishonour, sorrow and ignorance. These symbols are arranged so as to enhance one property and enervate the other. Examples of the designs employed in Vedic talisman grids are given below:

Vedic talismans should not be confused with lucky charms, as both are conceptually different. Also, in most cases, the possessor of a Vedic talisman is not required to be in physical contact with the talisman itself, unlike many good luck charms. 'Vedic Talismans' can be created out of many different materials such as 'Asht Dhatu' or a special eight metal alloy, gold, silver, copper, crystals or even plant leaves. Certain materials are more suited to certain Yantras. However, any Power Yantra has an intrinsic energy which is always radiated, irrespective of size or material and these factors are not critical to it's power. You will find that even a small talisman, made of inexpensive material is a powerful source of positive energy.

What is a Power Talisman?

A Yantra is only active when it has been consecrated or, 'Energised', then it becomes a 'Power Talisman'. A consecrated, 'Power Talisman' is considered to be the dwelling of the Gods and Deities it represents. In fact Yantra also means 'Abode'. Once it has been energised, a Yantra becomes an independent source of spiritual energy that not only influences those who worship it, but also the surroundings in which it is placed.

How does a Power Talisman Work?

The first sound by which the universe was created wasn’t just any sound, it is the 'Word of God'. This word, 'Om' () continues to pervade through everything that exists. The power of the spoken word in the form of prayers, hymns and chants, is a belief that is common to all major religions and these sounds resonate in churches, mosques and temples throughout the world.

In Hinduism, Mantras are a combination of sacred words, composed in Sanskrit. According to the ancient texts, the chanting of Mantras can lead to spiritual enlightenment and oneness with God. The visual equivalent of a Mantra is a 'Yantra', it is in fact the graphical representation of a Mantra. It has been scientifically observed, that when sound waves of certain frequencies are directed at a Yantra, the reflected waves mirror the patterns inscribed on the Yantra surface.

This principle of wave polarisation is believed to also extend to other energy forms, such as light, heat, magnetic fields and spiritual energy. Essentially, Yantras concentrate the various forms of positive energy that pervade through the Universe, when our ‘Inner Divinity’ is focused on a Power Yantra, this energy is released upon us and into the surroundings, thereby causing the profound effects that are observed.

How are Amulets & Talismans Energised?

The process of activating an amulet is known as energising. A Yantra is energised with the performing the complex, ancient consecration rituals, as set out in the Vedas. First an auspicious date is chosen, in accordance with the astrological positions. Then the exact time at which the ceremony has to be preformed on that selected date is calculated. At that precise time, in the presence of a 'Sacred Fire', the appropriate Mantras and prayers are recited and offerings made. This is done so as to invoke the Gods and Deities to invest their power and presence on the Yantra, igniting it with positive spiritual energy.

Yantras, gems, talismans and idols can also be specially energised, specifically in the name of a particular person. This involves carrying a consecrating ceremony in the name of the concerned person, as per the details of their horoscope. "Vedic Talismans" also find a prominent place in many Hindu religious  practices, as well as religious places of worship.

How Many Types of Yantra Talimans are there?

There are as many Yantras as there are desires each having it's own unique design and purpose. Some may have multiple effects, such as the Sri Yantra. This amulet is known to not only provide wealth and prosperity, but to also enhance mental concentration and harmony.

Other talismans may have a more specific purpose such as neutralizing the effects negative thoughts, evil wishes or adverse astrological conditions. Yantras can help you realise your ambitions and achieve success at work. They can help you resolve conflicts within your home life or help you overcome relationship problems.

At POWER FORTUNES we have many different types of genuine Power Yantras, specially prepared and energised according to the ancient scriptures of the Vedas. Our talismans have been created and energised whilst taking great care in ensuring that the correct Mantras are chanted, clearly recited and correctly pronounced during the energising ceremony.

Our Yantras are awakened with positive, unselfish thoughts, as we believe that without this the Yantras will not bear the desired results. Along with each 'POWER FORTUNES' Yantra you will receive instructions explaining how the Yantra is to be installed and worshipped.

Send us your details and get free advice on what Yantra will suit you. We can also specially create and energise a Yantra in your name, 'tailor made' to suit you. Please also send us your comments and experiences by 'e-mail'.

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